verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an order in prescribed words, usually given in a loud voice to troops at close-order drill: The command was “Right shoulder arms!”
- the order of execution or the second part of any two-part close-order drill command, as face in Right face!
- (initial capital letter) a principal component of the U.S. Air Force: Strategic Air Command.
- a body of troops or a station, ship, etc., under a commander.
- an electric impulse, signal, or set of signals for initiating an operation in a computer.
- a character, symbol, or item of information for instructing a computer to perform a specific task.
- a single instruction.
SYNONYMS FOR command
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "EVOKE" VS. "INVOKE"!
Origin of command
OTHER WORDS FROM commandcommand·a·ble, adjectivepre·com·mand, noun, verbun·com·mand·ed, adjectivewell-com·mand·ed, adjective
Words nearby command
How to use command in a sentence
The feature, which has been around for years, allows Alexa users to combine multiple tasks into a single voice command of their choosing.
Second, the department plans to overhaul the process and chain of command for simultaneous search warrants.The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained|Fabiola Cineas|September 17, 2020|Vox
The formidable DJI RoboMaster S1 will accept commands from a remote, or via a simple coding system called Scratch.
You could have it switch all your smart home devices off with a single command.Get around your phone more quickly than you already are|David Nield|September 16, 2020|Popular Science
Bashagha, who sought to rein in militias after fighting between armed groups rocked Tripoli in 2018, angered al-Sarraj by stating publicly that the civilian police under his command would protect demonstrators.
Certainly, she seems to command near-total devotion among her clients.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You expect soldiers of all ranks to understand the need to respect the chain of command, regardless of personal feelings.
The seemingly endless ranks snapped to attention on command and thousands of white gloves rose in salute.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the most interesting and indeed relevant of this is the C2 (or Command and Control) addresses found in the malware.
In the event, the enemy did plenty—far more than SHAEF, or for that matter the German high command, imagined possible.
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"Children's Ways|James Sully
Like every other Spanish general in supreme command abroad, Polavieja had his enemies in Spain.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Thanks to Berthier's admirable system, Bonaparte was kept in touch with every part of his command.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
They were never refused, for their recipients looked upon them much in the light of a royal command.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The General in command of the station was a feeble old man, suffering from senile decay.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for command (1 of 2)
- an invitation from the monarch
- (as modifier)a command performance
Word Origin for command
British Dictionary definitions for command (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with command
In addition to the idiom beginning with command
- command performance
- have a good command